15th Dec, 2018

One week on from Bromsgrove student Thomas Jones' disappearance, police re-appeal for information

POLICE who are are continuing their search for 18-year-old Bromsgrove student Thomas Jones are re-appealing to anyone with any information to come forward.

It is now a week since Tom went missing.

He was last seen in the early hours of last Wednesday, September 19, close to the River Severn in Worcester and no-one has seen or heard from him since.

Specially trained officers have been carrying out extensive enquiries to date to establish the circumstances around Thomas’ disappearance.

This has included large scale CCTV and phone work and specialist divers from West Mercia Search and Rescue have been conducting further searches of the river today.

Re-appealing for information Supt Damian Pettit asked the local community to think carefully about what they were doing last Tuesday evening and early hours of Wednesday morning.

“It may be that you have information, no matter how small or insignificant, that could help us with our investigation.

“Were you driving in the area at the time Tom disappeared? Do you regularly use this route at that kind of time?”

It is believed Tom crossed the Sabrina Footbridge some time between 3.30am and 4am on Wednesday and anyone who was there at that time has been urged to get in touch.

“The investigation team continue to keep an open mind as we try to establish the facts surrounding Tom’s disappearance but would ask that anyone who believes they may know something to contact us.

“Understandably, this is an extremely distressing time for Tom’s family and specially trained officers continue to support them.

“This investigation remains a priority for us and we will do everything in our power to find out what has happened to Tom.

“Finally, I would like to thank the local community again for their continued and overwhelming level of support in this search.”

Anyone with any information should call West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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